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03-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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4x5 Kodachromes From 1942

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These are amazing. Not only the content, but the quality of the photos. They look like they were taken only yesterday.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JHD Quote
I have seen lots of film shots but nothing like this, especially coming out of the 1940's !

Absolutely stunning images ... colours, details, lighting, subjects - all very real.

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They should track down the families of the women in the photos that are named and do a documentary IMHO. I stopped at my moms house today and showed her the photos on that website on her laptop and she said she was a teenager back then in high school.

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Sad to see the film we have lost. I have some Kodachromes my father took in the late '30s. Last time I saw them they looked brand new. (Hums Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" in an elegaic mood....) As I remember Kodachrome has the best longevity of any color film, but Ektachrome has the best projection life? Can anyone comment? I do remember that perhaps 35 years ago Kodak projected detectable color shift in C-41 negatives in as little as seven years. I sure hope its better now!
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Anyone here: what sort of camera would use 4 x 5 Kodachromes format (back then) ?

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Thanks for sharing, some truly amazing photos.


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